Liberia: 200 Aids Patients Flee Treatment Center

[New Dawn] Population Services International (PSI) -Liberia has confirmed here that 200 sex-workers living with the HIV/AIDS disease have fled their treatment center located on 16th Street, Sinkor due to a recent attack on the facility by individuals believed to be drug addicts or "zogoes".
Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

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Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news
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Source: AIDS and Behavior - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: research
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Source: Indian Journal of Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Psychology of Addictive Behaviors - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
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Source: Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Bipolar Disorder Current Issue Drug Development Mental Disorders Mood Disorders Original Research Psychiatry Psychopharmacology disease burden expenditures major depressive disorder pharmaceutical innovation research and developmen Source Type: research
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Source: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Authors: Tags: Jpn J Infect Dis Source Type: research
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Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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Source: AllAfrica News: HIV-Aids and STDs - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
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